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November 4, 2013


Just returned from an amazing journey to Mongolia.  Read about the project at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team(HOT)'s website, and a few of the update/blog reports were written by me, find them here.  If you'd like to know more about what I was doing for HOT regarding OpenStreetMap in Ulaanbaatar, try to catch a mappy hour, meeting, webinar or other presentation by checking OSM-Colorado, Depiction's Webinar Series, or if you know me from another group, check that calendar/forum.



June 3, 2013


Very excited for this week; especially this weekend when I’ll be in San Francisco, CA for State of the Map (SOTM) – US.  It’s looking to be a great event with over 300 OpenStreetMap users and contributors gathered to discuss how to, at least, get the United States up to par with the likes of the big name online maps and start heading towards the beautiful detail that parts of the world like Germany have achieved through rock solid OSM communities.  Also, my birthday is this week!


March 12, 2013


I will be presenting Depiction 101 alongside Richard Smith of Depiction, Inc. this month, March 27th at 9AM PT.  The topic is Rapid Situation Maps and we'll attempt something a bit different by taking audience suggestion/participation to create a situation map / common operating picture of a fictitious or current event.  Register here: 



February 15, 2013


Woke up this morning to the news about the Russian Meteor event in the Chelyabinsk​ "Oblast" (not related to event - Oblast's are apparently what Russia ironically calls their equivalent of 'counties': Of course, I went looking for maps and unlike other disaster events, there really weren't any? And barely any good location data at all, but eventually I go my hands on an image from a European weather satellite ( Well I was able to roughly geo-align/geo-reference the Russia/Kazakhstan border in that image and bring it into Depiction (

More images at: RDC Facebook Page 

Russian Meteor Map